Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Challenge #253 - "Ribbons and Buttons" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, I find these Challenge soon whizz around and here I am again hosting yet another one and for this weeks theme its all about "Ribbons and Buttons" its amazing how these Embellishments do their rounds years ago it was all about brads, mulberry flowers, but ribbons still seem to carry on, do you think we find them just fabulous for our cards I know I do.
But Im getting of the subject and before I go to far I know you will want to know who our fabulous sponsers are and they are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and of course they are the best company to work for as we are given such beautiful images, papers and printables to play with


and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website here, and if you have used one of their gorgeous images you will be entitled to the whole amount but even if you havent you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice. But please if you are going to enter more than once, you are able to take part 3 times but one of those must carry one of our images please.
And now to show you the Card I created for this weeks theme


This little lady is called "Sunshine" and you will find her here, I printed  her onto white card and used my copic pens to colour her, I then cut her out with my Nestabilitie Die and a fancy one for the mount out of blue card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card and the papers I used are from Sweetshoppe Digi Downloads and this set is called "Rain and Shine" and I have used four papers from the set and the first is a pretty flower pattern in yellow and blue on a white background and the second is a yellow and third and check with the fourth being a plain blue, these were arranged as shown in the photo.
I then placed my image across the mounts and the sentiment below which was created with a die from the same die set. To finish of I have created a double bow out of blue and white ribbon and stuck it in the top left hand corner and with the button punches from Crafters Companion I have created three flower buttons with strips of the left over paper and placed them in the bottom left hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Ribbon and Buttons" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/challenges 
http://stampartpapel.com/retarte-79-anything-goes/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.co.uk/p/challenge.html 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 

ABC Challenges - J is for Just as you Like

Good Morning Crafters well again we have reached the 15th of the month and this means over on ABC Challenges its time for another letter from the Alphabet and the theme starts with the letter "J is for Just as you Like" in other words its a "Anything Goes" Challenge and we are being sponsored by "All Dressed Up" and you will be able to browse their beautiful images if you click on the link below.

And now for my Card


And I have used this gorgeous Image "Springtime" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens and then cut her out with my Justrite dies and used a larger one for the mount out of blue card, the sentiment was also created in the same way with a smaller die from the same dieset with a stamp from my stash.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first layer of blue card the same as the mount on the image and sentiment, and the papers this time are from Nitwits Downloads and this set is "Petal Fresh" and I have used 5 different papers and layered them up as shown in my photo and I then placed my mounted image towards the left at the top and the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. To finish of I have used nuvo pearl drops in the other three corners.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "J is for Just as you Like" Challenge.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Pink Gem Challenges - "Love and Romance"

Good Morning Gemsters, well another two weeks have flown for us over on Pink Gem Challenges and for this one its all about "Love and Romance" and I have a lovely choice of images to play with and I hope you like the result but before I show you my card its time to tell you about our very generous sponsor "Janet Roberts" of Pink Gem Designs and you will find lots of gorgeous Images and Papers from her website and at resonable prices just click on the link below to browse in your own time.


And now for the reveal here is my card for you

 
This gorgeous couple are "Ozzie in Love" and you will find it here, I have printed it onto white card before colouring him with my copic pens and then cut it out with one of my Nestabilitie Dies and used a fancy one for the Mount out of pink Card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mounted out of the same pink Card and the papers are also from Pink Gem Designs and you will find them here they are called "Sweethearts" and I have used four of the papers and for three of them I have used the same Martha Stewart border punch and layered them up as shown in the photo. 
I then placed a heart ribbon down the left side and attached it to the back of the mount, then placed my mounted image towards the left in the center and the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner this was one from my stash and was used using a smalled of the same labels die as the Image.
To finish of I have used three different sized hearts down the right hand sime at the top.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Challenge #251 - "Flower Power" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well this is the second post for today, well of course its hopefully the start of a decent summer but dont I expect it will be do you? Anyway this weeks theme is all about "Flowers" and this means we want to see lots of Flowers on your card please it could be in the backing papers, image or even proper flower embellishments.
But before I show you my own card I had better tell you who is our sponsor and of course its our very generous Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter


and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website here, and if you have used one of their gorgeous images you will be entitled to the whole amount but even if you havent you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice. But please if you are going to enter more than once, you are able to take part 3 times but one of those must carry one of our images please.
And now for my card here is my choice of image for this theme.


This little lady is called the "Huntress" you will find her here, and I printed her onto white card then cut her out with my Nestabilitie Die and used a fancy one for the mount, the sentiment was created in the same way and mounted on a small mount from the same die set.
The main card is a white one with a first mount out of pink card and the paper is from the same design set as the Image and you will find it here, and then placed on top of this a couple of square doilies and then placed my mounted my image in a diamond design with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
I then created a floral display in the top left hand corner with roses and in the two opposite corner I used Nuvo drops to create 6 pearls.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Flowers Everywhere" challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.co.uk/ 

ABC Challenges - I is for Important

Good Morning Crafters, well guess what another month has flown by and here we are at another Challenge for ABC Challenges and this time the theme is "I is for Important" and we are being sponsored by Polkadoodles

And Im lucky enough to own most of Nickys Cds so had a lot to choose from and this was the card I came up with.


And this little lady is "Winnie Fruit Punch" and I printed the image onto white card and then coloured it with my copic pens I then cut it out with one of the Nestabilitie Die and the fancy one for the mount out of pink card. The sentiment was created in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6.50" x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of pink card and the papers are also from the same Cd and I have chosen four papers as shown in the photo, the first is a fancy circles paper with flowers in the second a pink striped one the third a lime green one with circle pattern on and the fourth is white with pink flowers one.
I then placed my mounted image at a angle and the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. I have also popped some pearls drops in the other three corners.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope that you will take part in "I is for Important".
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Challenge #249 - "Charming" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well todays Challenge is all about using a Charm on your Card I can remember a few years ago when these were very popular and I know if your anything like me you have a full box of them so I dont suspect you will have any trouble finding one to add to your card but even if you do any piece of metal is allowed on your card instead.
But before I show you my own card I had better tell you who is our sponsor and of course its our very generous Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter


and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website here, and if you have used one of their gorgeous images you will be entitled to the whole amount but even if you havent you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice. But please if you are going to enter more than once, you are able to take part 3 times but one of those must carry one of our images please.
And for my Card I used this little lady


She is "Smart but Sexy" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card and used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I cut her out with my rectangle Nestabilitie Die and a fancy one for the mount out of beige card. The sentiment was created in the same way with the same die set.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of beige card and the backing paper is also from the same design set as the girl and you will find it here, and I then used a circle doily in the middle with the mounted image stuck in the middle of the card. I put the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. To finish of I have created a bow out of beige ribbon and hung the laptop charm from it.
And the final flourish are the
in the top right hand corner and the bottom left one. Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to want to take part in this "Charming " Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://citycrafter.blogspot.co.uk/
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.co.uk/p/challenge.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Sunday, 15 May 2016

ABC Challenges - "H is for Heavy"

Good Morning Crafters, I cannot believe that we are already half way through May, and the weather is still not the best here in the UK, one minute its lovely and warm and sunny and next its pouring of rain. Anyway to cheer ourselves up this time the Challenge over on ABC Challenge Blogspot we have reached the letter H and this time its all about something metal on your card, so we leave the choice of embellishment up to you to choose.
Anyway this time we are being sponsored by Marianne Designs


And here is the Card I created for this Challenge


This little lady is called the "Knitter" and I stamped her onto white card before colouring her with my copic pens, afterwards I used one of my Marianne Dies to cut her out before removing her I inked around the edge so that it shows as in the photo. The sentiment is also from Marianne designs I stamped it onto white card and cut it out with yet another of the Marianne designs.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card and the first mount is blue card, the papers I used are from My Craft Studio paper pad and I used four papers and layered them up as shown. I then placed my mounted image towards the right, and the sentiment in the bottom left hand corned. I then used the knitting dies that come with this image and cut out the embellishments as shown and placed around the card in the top left hand corner and bottom right hand one.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for you inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "H is for Heavy" Challenge.
 

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Pink Gem Challenges - "Flowers"

Good Morning Gemsters, well its been a month since I wrote up a Pink Gem Challenge and this one is all about "Flowers" so Im sure this shouldnt cause any problems as most of us has either papers with flowers on or stamps and of course dies to.
And as usual our sponsor is Janet Roberts of Pink Gem Designs


We are so lucky to be able to choose any of Janets images and papers to play with and this time I hope you like what I have done with one of her pre-made card designs.


This beautiful card front I printed onto white card, you will find it here as "Roses and Butterflies" and then created a card with the topper, I then used the decoupage pieces by cutting them out and moulting them into shape and then sticking the layers up on top of the topper.
I used one of the sentiments from the same printed set and mounted this onto a piece of bright pink card and placed in the bottom left hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "Flowers" Challenge.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Challenge #247 - "Love is in the Air" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well this weeks theme is all about "Love" and Im sure that we are always getting either requests for that special card or even making one for someone we are very close to, so Im sure it wont be to difficult for you to find a relevant image to use for this Challenge.
But before I show you my own card I had better tell you who is our sponsor and of course its our very generous Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter


and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website here, and if you have used one of their gorgeous images you will be entitled to the whole amount but even if you havent you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice. But please if you are going to enter more than once, you are able to take part 3 times but one of those must carry one of our images please.
And now for the big reveal


This image is titled "Stylish Flirting" and you will find it here, I printed it onto white card then used my copic pens to colour it, afterwards I used a Nestabilitie Die to cut it out, and used a larger one for the mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card, the backing paper comes with the "Stylish Flirting" image and you will find it here to, I then placed on top two heart shaped doilies and placed my mounted image in the middle. The sentiment was a stamp from my stash and this was stamped and mounted in the same way as the image and placed in the bottom right hand corner.
The final flourish is the bouquet of rose buds that have been tied with a large red organza ribbon bow and placed in the top right hand corner. I then used six blue pearls in the top left and bottom left hand corners.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Love is in the Air" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://scrap-creations1.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/